I am a font junkie. Nothing is more beautiful to me than an artfully rendered alphabet. I also love gorgeous hand lettering. It adds such a personal touch to whatever it is applied to.
I'm working in Hand Lettering by Marci Donley & DeAnn Singh this week. I'm always up for learning a new lettering style. If the letter shapes are beautiful, even practicing can be fun.
I like to use graph paper because you can really see the space relationships between the strokes.
I pulled a pattern out of Treasury of Floral Designs and Initials for Artists and Craftspeople (eye candy!) and freehanded it onto my kitchen chalkboard with colored chalk that I remember having used as a kid. The lettering hand is Draftsman.
So, if you've never been here before, or you're stopping by again, let me offer you a big Welcome! I hope you're inspired to add a few letters into your life this week.